Cleaning and replacing paver joints

Old 05-10-11, 10:14 AM
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Cleaning and replacing paver joints

After 5 years, the joints of my paver walkway are filled with weeds, moss, mulch, mud, and grass. I want to clean them out and put polymeric sand in. I'm wondering if it is easier to just blast the joints with a pressure washer, or do they all need to be pulled up and cleaned out then put back down.

I'm afraid if I use the pressure washer, it may undermine the base.
If I pull the pavers up, will they need to be compacted back down?

Also what can I use to keep the pavers from moving to the one side where the mulch bed is? The other side is the lawn so they don't move that way. Is there an edging I can put in the mulch bed to hold them?
Old 05-12-11, 04:54 PM
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I wouldn't remove the pavers, except for the outer edge that's shifting & use a wet mix to reinstall them.

As far as the weeds go, Home Depot or a local store should have something.

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